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I posted about this on another thread, but my baby at present is in the ROT position and refuses to budge from it. I've been following everything on spinning babies, trying all the different positions, and nothing is working. Last night I did a deep inversion which seemed to change it's position somewhat, but woke up this morning definitely feeling hands and feet moving at the front and to the left of my belly. At 32 weeks the baby was OA, at 36 it had switched to ROT and stayed there. I see my midwife on tuesday so I'm going to see what she thinks and then probably schedule with a chiro to see if that helps out. The baby is up pretty high and I've had far fewer contractions with he/she in this position. Does anybody have experience with this and experienced a good outcome?
 

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My last baby was transverse for a long time (maybe 36 weeks) and then flipped completely posterior. About 12 hours before labor he flipped anterior, dropped into my pelvis and was born without complications. I was getting regular chiro care and doing the spinning babies stuff too. Sending good position thoughts.<br>
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hmmm<br>
My babe was ROT until about a week ago. It went from ROT to OP while I was lying/floating on my back in a warm bath for about 20 minutes. Then I lay on my left side in the bath for 10 minutes or so, and later that evening the babe went to LOT. I don't know if it was coincidence that it turned after that or if it was me being on my back and relaxed for so long, which obviously I can't do "on land", that allowed it to drift into OP, which then made it easier to get to LOT.<br>
In any case, I hope it stays put, and I hope you can get yours to turn too.
 

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I've heard that swimming the breaststroke can be really good for getting baby in a good position. Not sure if you have access to a pool or not. I, unfortunately, don't have any other info to offer.
 

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the inversion was the only thing i could think of, sorry. worked for my friend. she used the back of her sofa and pretty much hung backwards off of it, or something like that. she was trying to explain her position to me and it sounded a little wonky, but with her hubby she was almost completely upside down i guess.
 

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I am have the the same problem. I when to the chripo a couple weeks ago and baby moved into prefect position. Then moved back. I am planning to go again on Tues if I have not had the baby, by then. I also have done some cranial sactreal ( I know I spelled it wrong). It did not move the baby as quickly at chripo. I think right now the baby is op. I did a little inversion last night. I think I will try the bath, how do I the reast of my children out of the tu? Unfortunatly when I take a bath it means every get in the tub and our tub is not that big. I will also be doing inversion durning labor if baby is not in the right possion. I may try the couch, I think that would work. If I put my hips on the back and lay foward. That way my belly can hang. My hubby my have to get a picture because it does sound strange.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am have the the same problem. I when to the chripo a couple weeks ago and baby moved into prefect position. Then moved back. I am planning to go again on Tues if I have not had the baby, by then. I also have done some cranial sactreal ( I know I spelled it wrong). It did not move the baby as quickly at chripo. I think right now the baby is op. I did a little inversion last night<b>. I think I will try the bath, how do I the reast of my children out of the tu? Unfortunatly when I take a bath it means every get in the tub and our tub is not that big.</b> I will also be doing inversion durning labor if baby is not in the right possion. I may try the couch, I think that would work. If I put my hips on the back and lay foward. That way my belly can hang. My hubby my have to get a picture because it does sound strange.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I have to take baths either late at night when the children are in bed, or when they are watching a DVD. I've managed to keep them out of the tub, but they do like to come check on me and pour water over my belly.<br><br>
(It's just sacral, btw)
 

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I'm sort of picturing the hanging backwards over the couch, I'll give that a try tonight. Usually what I do is brace my knees at the edge of the couch and lean forward with my forearms on the floor, I've also tried doing it on the stairs but my stairs are way too steep for it. I'm still going to see what my mw says tuesday but going to schedule with the chiro on monday regardless. I'm so jealous of all you mamas with tubs, all I have is a stall shower <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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oh and i think they put pillows on the floor so she could rest her head on them. i don't think you're supposed to stay like that for too too long, but her baby unwedged themselves pretty quickly i think. all i know is that she could NOT get the baby to move until she did it, and then pretty much went into labor within the next day.<br><br>
good luck!!
 

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I'm not entirely sure about this, but I think babies can come out safely and effectively in the ROA position. It might not be the "best" position, but I spoke to my mw about it at one point due to my babe flip flopping back and forth (still does). She seemed to think labor would be just fine still. Am I totally wrong about this? What are your concerns so that I can be aware and learn please.
 

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Pregnancy brain just made me realize you wrote ROT, not ROA...<br>
Sorry. I still need to look into some of my books though. I'm still a learning doula! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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three out of four of my babies were ROT for most of my pregnancy. they turned ROA in labor and were all born just fine! don't worry too much.
 

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I think most babies are born in LOA? I'll have to look in my books too. Apparently babies can be born just fine when they are ROT but it may take longer, as for some reason in this position the head doesn't apply equal pressure to the cervix.<br>
Again, I will have to verify, it just seems that I have read that someplace.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think most babies are born in LOA? I'll have to look in my books too. Apparently babies can be born just fine when they are ROT but it may take longer, as for some reason in this position the head doesn't apply equal pressure to the cervix.<br>
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That's what I was thinking too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think most babies are born in LOA? I'll have to look in my books too. Apparently babies can be born just fine when they are ROT but it may take longer, as for some reason in this position the head doesn't apply equal pressure to the cervix.<br>
Again, I will have to verify, it just seems that I have read that someplace.</div>
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This is what I had assumed too, that it can take longer because pressure isn't equally distributed. The babe has definitely switched position, I tried the hanging off the back of the couch technique and I think that helped since I'm feeling hiccups on the front right side of my belly rather than against my hip. The only weird thing is I'm feeling both legs on the right and left side of my belly, but not in the middle. Maybe they're just a contortionist? From this point on I'm going to assume the babe is ROA and hopefully stays that way.
 
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